Simon Grayson discusses the recent managerial changes at Leeds United

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Leeds United have failed to win any of their opening three matches under the stewardship of Steve Evans.

Former Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has admitted to Sky Sports, prior to their coverage of the Whites’ match against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday, that he was shocked to see Uwe Rosler leave Elland Road so quickly.

Rosler parted company with Leeds just 11 matches into his tenure, and Grayson admits that Massimo Cellino’s decision to sack the German and replace him with Steve Evans came as a surprise.

The current Preston North End manager, who remains a Leeds supporter, says the Whites need stability if they are to move forward as a club.

He said: “I was shocked to see Uwe left, and Steve came in so quickly, but it's what happened at this football club over the past year or so.

“Managers don't seem to be given any time to implement their ideas, get a feel of the team and win football matches. A lot of success has been based on continuity, and players getting a grasp of the manager, so a bit of continuity at the football club would be nice.”

Grayson believes that Evans has a tough task to succeed at Elland Road, but he has backed the 53-year-old to thrive on the challenge.

“I think Steve will be first to admit that he's not the most popular manager, but he's a winner and he's passionate,” he added. “If he starts winning matches he'll be loved by this crowd, so he's got a tough ask, but one I'm sure he's going to thrive on.”

Evans’ appointment was met by widespread derision from Leeds supporters, and his initial time in charge has done little to increase his popularity.

Although the Whites were improved against Fulham and Bolton Wanderers in Evans’ first two matches, both of which they drew, the Yorkshire outfit were awful in front of their own fans on Thursday evening.

Leeds took on Blackburn Rovers looking for their first home win of the season, but they fell to a 2-0 defeat, which could see them slip into the relegation zone by the end of the weekend if other results go against them.

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